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Well, my new semester starts soon. And my wedding planning is starting to get fired up. So I'm going to start getting SUPER busy starting like literally tomorrow. It's my final semester so I want to enjoy as much of it as possible. Or as much as it's possible to enjoy with the massive amounts of work I'm going to be doing. My semester is gonna be super busy but also life. Plus, I'm taking a gym class this semester, so that's why my gym workouts look so lacking.

 

So here are my goals for the semester!

 

Goal 1- Run Twice Each Week

I can do a treadmill run twice a week at the university gym. I hope I can work up to beyond a mile this semester. I've been doing fairly well, but still. Hopefully this will work out a bit better for more distance. I'm super excited about it!

 

2 Runs every week= A +3STA +2DEX

2 runs 3 weeks= B +2STA +1DEX

2 runs 2 weeks= C +1STA +.5DEX

Less = Fail

 

Goal 2- Daily Stretching

I really want to re-impliment my stretching daily. I love it and it feels great. Plus, it's helpful after workouts. It'll be helpful.

 

6 Days each week= A +3DEX +2CON

6 Days 3 weeks = B +2DEX +1CON
6 Days 2 weeks = C +1DEX +.5CON

Less = Fail

 

Goal 3- Mindful Eating

This is a pass/fail goal. I want to be more mindful about how I eat. I can decide overall if I'm eating better over time. I don't wanna eat bad stuff constantly, or overeat, but I want to do better overall. So Yeah, this is just gonna be a pass/fail goal.

 

Pass= +3CON +2CHA

 

Well, here they are. This will be an interesting challenge at least, but I'm ready to try it at least.

 

Measurements Day 1

Shoulders- 16 in

Chest- 34.5 in

Bicep- 9.75 in

Waist- 30.5 in

Hips- 40.5 in

Thigh- 18.5 in

Weight- 161.6 lbs

 

Measurements Day 28

Shoulders- 16 in 

Chest- 33 in

Bicep- 9.5 in

Waist- 30.75 in

Hips- 41 in

Thigh- 19 in

Weight- 163.4 lbs

 

Weight

Week 1- 159.2 lbs

Week 2- 159.6 lbs

Week 3- 159.6 lbs

Week 4- 160.6 lbs

 

Goal 1

Week 1- 2/2

Week 2- 1/1

Week 3- 2/2

Week 4- 1/1

 

Goal 2

Week 1- 6/6

Week 2- 6/6

Week 3- 6/6

Week 4- 6/6

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Hey, that's a great set of goals! It always gets tough when life gets so busy but the best way to deal with a busy life is to be the best version of you that you can be!

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Simple goals are the way to go! Good luck! I literally had to make up a chart to keep up with all of mine. Doesn't help I have two sets of them, but still. Ranger Brain went to work! btw, because I'm nosy and its been a while - how far away is the wedding? :) Congrats (again, if I've already said it. I can't remember.... ) 

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On 8/19/2016 at 6:24 PM, Rhovaniel said:

Simple goals are the way to go! Good luck! I literally had to make up a chart to keep up with all of mine. Doesn't help I have two sets of them, but still. Ranger Brain went to work! btw, because I'm nosy and its been a while - how far away is the wedding? :) Congrats (again, if I've already said it. I can't remember.... ) 

I can't do that much right now b/c I've got SO much on my plate already! And it's April 22nd of next year so I'm in one of those times when I have a ton of crap to get done xD

On 8/19/2016 at 5:16 PM, Shadri said:

Good luck this semester!! I'll be following along to cheer for you! YOU GOT DIS! :D 

Thanks! 

On 8/19/2016 at 3:55 PM, jonfirestar said:

Hey, that's a great set of goals! It always gets tough when life gets so busy but the best way to deal with a busy life is to be the best version of you that you can be!

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Thanks! Making the effort in advance to work in my workouts makes it a lot easier.

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Just ran my measurements from being at home. I didn't gain more than a half inch anywhere, and I lost a half inch or so in places! Super pleased, especially since my weight is being weird.

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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Weight is not always a good way to gauge....wedding, school, life...you sound like me last year!

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2 hours ago, RES said:

Weight is not always a good way to gauge....wedding, school, life...you sound like me last year!

Yeah, it's super helpful to do other things. 

 

Updates:

Yesterday, I ran a mile and a half! Today I had my gym class for the first time. It's been quite a week thus far. I can do this? Maybe?

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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32 minutes ago, Shadri said:

 

FTFY ;) 

 Thanks ^_^

 

Today just feels super overwhelming I think, but I don't have as much to do as it feels like I do I don't think.

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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Just one foot in front of the other, metaphorically speaking. You'll get there if you keep going. You can do this!

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22 hours ago, Shadri said:

*hugs* I'm sorry. Days like that are awful... just breathe and tackle one thing at a time. I hope you feel better soon. :)

Things got somewhat better, the immediate stress calmed down. Now I'm just trying to fight through a general exhaustion that's coming from what's probably an impressive jump in my going-and-doing

 

10 hours ago, Raxie said:

Awesome goals! And I am so in the same boat on wedding planning AND schooling!! So stressful >.<

 

Following :D

I'm dying slightly x_x next week is gonna be worse, save the dates came in this week so ADDRESSES and stuffing envelopes plz help. And also homework. Oh god. Cake tasting on Sunday though! Great way to start a week xD

 

10 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Just one foot in front of the other, metaphorically speaking. You'll get there if you keep going. You can do this!

I'm hoping so, some days are legit feeling like 'one foot in front of the other' as a mantra. It's been exhausting these past few days. 

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

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9 hours ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

I'm hoping so, some days are legit feeling like 'one foot in front of the other' as a mantra. It's been exhausting these past few days. 

:D I've legit used it as a matra before! Sometimes life gets like that and all you need to do is to remind yourself to keep moving forwards towards your goals. You'll get there. You'll get through school and you will be fabulous at your wedding!

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" Always aim for something stupidly crazy." - Charlie Quinn

2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

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6 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

:D I've legit used it as a matra before! Sometimes life gets like that and all you need to do is to remind yourself to keep moving forwards towards your goals. You'll get there. You'll get through school and you will be fabulous at your wedding!

Thanks :) I think it's gonna be a rough semester, so it's good to hear things that encouraging!

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

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16 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

You can do it! Just found you, you are strong in the force, but not strong enough yet to hide your thread from me.

Well I wasn't precisely trying to hide :P but all that means is that I've still got work to do!

 

15 hours ago, Shadri said:

 

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We will be here to encourage you as often as you need until you get to the end of this difficult time. <3 ^_^ 

I needed that, thanks <3

 

So the past few days have been horrendous. I've been having some shark week issues that I think are related to my medication, so I'm dealing with Shark week again. Which is making me tired and my past two dinners have been carb nightmares. That's been making me tired, I've been getting only barely enough sleep, and not enough to compensate for the increased amount of movement I've been doing. I'm also tired because I've been doing my gym class. Literally every single muscle aches. Arms, chest, thighs, every piece of my core... I'm dying a little. Plus I've got tons of homework that I'm too tired to do, and I've got work all day today and I'm driving home after work today because there's a cake tasting calling my name on Sunday. Among other things. Last night I was completely exhausted but couldn't sleep for ages thanks to a large mosquito bite on my foot that took large amounts of gold bond and cortizone cream to get to stop itching. I literally cried myself to sleep I was so exhausted and worn down. Hopefully I'll get to sleep in some tomorrow, and if I get the more obnoxious bits of my homework done tonight, I can work on the easier parts tomorrow while my fiance and I are hanging out. 

 

Good news things: I get a new laptop on Monday. I'm doing useful things at work. My healthy eating hasn't been terrible aside from those two meals related to shark week (I'm trying to get my meds straightened out). I get to see the Fiance tomorrow. I see my family tonight. I've gotten in all of my workouts and stretches this week. Fun Wedding stuff this weekend. My save the dates came in. 

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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13 hours ago, Shadri said:

How are the DOMs, lady? And how was that cake tasting?? Hope you're feeling better, and that your weekend with family/fiance was restorative. Exhausted/stressed/crying is a truly unholy terror of a combination. Take care of yourself, love. <3 <3 <3

DOMs is gone for now, thank goodness xD The cake tasting was WONDERFUL :) I feel so much better after a relaxing weekend where I was able to catch up on my sleep.

 

It was the lack of sleep that was getting me mostly, now I'm feeling mostly better aside from some weirdness with my allergy-asthma combo that led me to decide that no, I probably shouldn't go running this morning. Depending on my gym class tomorrow, I may only run once this week. I dunno. But hopefully soon I can call my allergist and have someone answer and tell me why my chest was tight and I was struggling to breathe a little last night. -_-

 

In the meantime, I've got class and homework and I weighed myself this morning to discover that a couple of nights (hormonally related) did not screw me over as badly as they used to weight wise! That gym class is kicking my butt in the best way :) ALL the muscle. 

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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1 hour ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

DOMs is gone for now, thank goodness xD The cake tasting was WONDERFUL :) I feel so much better after a relaxing weekend where I was able to catch up on my sleep.

 

It was the lack of sleep that was getting me mostly, now I'm feeling mostly better aside from some weirdness with my allergy-asthma combo that led me to decide that no, I probably shouldn't go running this morning. Depending on my gym class tomorrow, I may only run once this week. I dunno. But hopefully soon I can call my allergist and have someone answer and tell me why my chest was tight and I was struggling to breathe a little last night. -_-

 

In the meantime, I've got class and homework and I weighed myself this morning to discover that a couple of nights (hormonally related) did not screw me over as badly as they used to weight wise! That gym class is kicking my butt in the best way :) ALL the muscle. 

 

Yaaay! That's all-around awesomeness!!! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. ^_^ I hope your allergy-asthma combo doesn't give you too much trouble this week.

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So due to unforseen circumstances of chest tightness and worry about my allergy-asthma combo, I was unable to run yesterday. I'd planned on running saturday, but the gym is closed that day thanks to a football game. So only one run this week for me. Today was my class and it, as usual, kicked my butt. In a wonderful way.

 

I was also put on a third allergy medicine to handle life better hopefully. Fingers crossed.

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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51 minutes ago, TheGreyJedi-Ranger said:

So due to unforseen circumstances of chest tightness and worry about my allergy-asthma combo, I was unable to run yesterday. I'd planned on running saturday, but the gym is closed that day thanks to a football game. So only one run this week for me. Today was my class and it, as usual, kicked my butt. In a wonderful way.

 

I was also put on a third allergy medicine to handle life better hopefully. Fingers crossed.

 

It's far better for you to take care of yourself, even if it means missing a run. Hopefully that new allergy med works and you won't have to miss a day next week! :) 

 

How are your classes going? Are they hella crazy like mine? Cos mine are hella crazy O______O

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1 hour ago, Shadri said:

 

It's far better for you to take care of yourself, even if it means missing a run. Hopefully that new allergy med works and you won't have to miss a day next week! :) 

 

How are your classes going? Are they hella crazy like mine? Cos mine are hella crazy O______O

Agreed! It's so much better to be safe than sorry in this case. I plan on not missing any days :)

 

And YASSSSS. SUCH CRAZY. It's the mix really. 3 English classes, a painting class, the gym class, Treasurer duties, 16 hrs of work each week, running twice a week, and wedding planning. Someone pls murder me before this semester does! 

 

At least this is it. I graduate in early December. As my dad so memorably said "you can do anything for three months."

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“That's the key isn't it? To know the darkness will always remain, but how you choose to face it, handle it... that's the important part. To not let it consume. To focus on the good, the things that fill you with wonder. That struggle with the darkness is worth it to see such things.”

- Amren, A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

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